Friday, December 31, 2010
Friday, December 31, 2010 by Jerick · 0
Friday, December 24, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
After getting into the final of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010, everyone should be in party mode - the President, the spectators, people at home, all13,500 islands of Indonesia, the players, and especially that Bahraini referee.
It was a well-deserved victory for them. That small chocolate-brown guy was a handful, Gonzales was just too good (and that first half goal ?!?) and Markus the goalkeeper just wouldn't let any Filipino goal in.
More than the partying in Jakarta right now, some thousand miles north would be a quiet capital of Manila. People has just witnessed its football team beaten by a superior team. Anyone would consider the match as tight, but a goal will make all the difference in the world. And what difference it did in favor of Indonesia.
Despite the loss, the Philippine team will come home as heroes. The sport long-forgotten in the annals of Filipino sports consciousness has finally been given the attention it so deserved. There must be a reason why this is called the world's most popular sport. There must be a reason for all this excitement revolving around the sport. There must be a reason why people go crazy before, during and after matches. THIS must be the reason why I converted myself (including scores of other Filipinos) to this sport.
Football, meet the Philippines. The Philippines, meet football.
Sunday, December 19, 2010 by Jerick · 2
Saturday, December 18, 2010
|Top (L to R): Alex Borromeo (captain), James Younghusband, Neil Etheridge, Ian Araneta, Anton del Rosario, Rob Gier.|
Bottom (L to R): Jason de Jong, Phil Younghusband, Emilio Caligdong, Chris Greatwich, Ray Jonsson.
Saturday, December 18, 2010 by Jerick · 0
Friday, December 17, 2010
While the loss wasn't really a big thing for me, I mean, who would have thought the Philippines would end up in the semis? Who would have thought that this tournament would make overnight football fans among Filipinos?
All in all, this tournament has provided the Philippines with a breakthrough in football. I know this should be largely credited to the Fil-Brits, but it is like the gathering of Israel only in football (google it). Filipinos from other countries gather back to the Philippines to represent the country on various fields. So to those Indonesians who keep on insisting that the Eurasians (e.g. Etheridge, Grier, De Jong, Younghusband brothers, Borromeo and Araneta are NOT) were actually naturalized and were not even Filipinos, then guess what, they're Filipinos too. They chose to represent their mothers' country and it was a big sacrifice that they made instead of making it big on Europe. Learn to accept the fact that there are a lot of Eurasians in the Philippines.
Friday, December 17, 2010 by Jerick · 4
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The Amazing Race Unfinished Business will be the 18th season of this long-running reality competiton. And basing on the official primer for this season, 24 pais will be battling it out for the win. Wait, 24 teams will battle it out? That's a lot! I actually missed a good two of those teams (I was only able to identify 24 of them corrrectly)!
Without further adieu, the primer suggests that the following teams might be included in the race:
Jet and Cord (Cowboys/Brothers) Season 16
Jaime and Cara (Formeer NFL Cheerleaders) Season 14
Flight Time and Big Easy (Harlem Globetrotters) Season 15
Greg and Mallory (Father/Daughter) Season 17
Kisha and Jen (Sisters) Season 14
Sam and Dan (Brothers) Season 15
Connor and Jonathan (Ivy League A Cappella Singers) Season 17
Kynt and Vyxsin (Dating Goths) Season 12
Nick and Vicky (Dating) Season 17
Gary and Matt (Father/Son) Season 15
Chad and Stephanie (Engaged) Season 17
Margie and Luke (Mother/Son) Season 14
Mel and Mike (Father/Son) Season 14
Toni and Dallas (Mother/Son) Season 13
Brooke and Claire (Home Shopping Hosts) Season 17
Louie and Michael (Detectives) Season 16
Zev and Justin (Best Friends) Season 15
Michael and Kevin (Father/Son) Season 17
Maria and Tiffany (Professional Poker Players) Season 15
Andrew and Dan (Frat Boys) Season 13
Mark and Michael (Brothers/Stuntmen) Season 14
Ron and Christina (Father/Daughter) Season 12
Amanda and Kris (Dating) Season 14
Brent and Caite (Dating Models) Season 16
This early, I'm rooting for Jet and Cord to win! If they won't, I'll be happy with Ron and Christina, Amanda and Kris, Toni and Dallas and Michael and Kevin. I hope Margie and Luke would get eliminated first. Haha!
Watch the video here. Enjoy!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 by Jerick · 0
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I hope the Supreme Court was right with this one and that the real suspects will be caught soon. But until the real suspects will surface, ordinary Filipinos like me will still see the Supreme Court as one corrupt organization wherein the moneyed can buy court decisions in their favor.
If Hubert Webb and the others were really behind the killings, then they be damned. If terrestrial judiciary system will never find them guilty then we will let the heavenly judiciary system punish them for their doing.
I hope justice will be served (again) soon. If not, we will let heavens do it for the country.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 by Jerick · 1
Monday, December 13, 2010
Doctors Nat and Kat ended up as winners of the race! Congratulations ladies!
Right from the start of the season, I always felt that these doctors was the team to beat (Jill and Thomas for me was a close second). And they sure did! First females to ever win the race!
Looks like girl power finally rules at my favorite reality show!
Monday, December 13, 2010 by Jerick · 0
Sunday, December 12, 2010
True to what people have been guessing, GSP won fight, in a dominating fashion. Though Kos was never in trouble of having the fight stopped, his blue and beaten face sure was a sign on who was dominant throughout the fight and who wasn't.
All three judges scored identical 50-45 cards in favor of St. Pierre, who won his eighth straight fight. Rush was completely dominant, though he never came close to finishing Koscheck. He ran his UFC record for consecutive round victories to 30, dating back to St. Pierre’s first victory over Koscheck in 2007.
Well, it was another sweet victory for GSP. And if his words will come true, a UFC fight will transpire here in Manila sometime in the future! Oh yeah!
Sunday, December 12, 2010 by Jerick · 0
I'll just go with what the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 Facebook page suggests. People there just take snide remarks of each other and at the same time glorify their countries to no end. There wasn't really much unity going on. People take such great pride in their countries that they in turn crush other countries with hurtful words thinking that they are better than people from those other countries.
I know sports shouldn't be like that. It was unity and solidarity which was the main point anyways. Not too much competitiveness that things get a little too personal, politics even playing a part.
I hope we can just learn to appreciate other countries and see what's great in them. It is cool to be proud of your country, just don't put others down.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Fil-Ams Richard Herrera and Richard Hardin won $100,000 (on top of others) as winners of the Amazing Race Asia season 4.
To all Filipino fans of the show, this is a huge sigh of relief cos finally, we won the contest! After years of frustration (Season 2 we ended up 3rd and Season 3 at 2nd), we finally broke through after finishing again inside the top three for the 3rd consecutive year.
Any fan of the show couldn't just help but compare these two to the first all-guy team from the Philippines who just happens to be the most popular racers of the show. Marc and Rovilson, who finished a heartbreaking third on season 2, must be missing out on something that both Riches have.
But anyways, I just wanna send out my congratulations to both guys and welcome to instant celebrity-hood!
The other Filipino team (Jess and Lani)wound up 4th.
Thursday, December 9, 2010 by Jerick · 0
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
|Team Philippines Logo as suggested by Team Manila|
To Indonesians first:
First of, the Philippines is NOT A FOOTBALL country. You can't expect us to have all of the best equipments in football. Heck, Filipinos can't even call football as football. We call it soccer. Football for Filipinos is the one played in the US. NFL style football. Not MLS.
You keep on bashing our half-Filipino contingent by calling them naturalized. Well guess what, these guys aren't naturalized, they are half-Filipinos and are willing to sacrifice for their mothers' nation.
Pertama, Filipina TIDAK Sebuah negara FOOTBALL. Anda tidak dapat mengharapkan kita untuk memiliki semua peralatan terbaik di sepak bola. Heck, Filipina tidak bisa bahkan menyebutnya sepak bola sebagai sepak bola. Kami menyebutnya sepak bola. Football untuk Filipina adalah yang dimainkan di Amerika Serikat. NFL gaya sepak bola. Tidak MLS.
Anda terus bashing kontingen kita setengah-Filipina dengan memanggil mereka dinaturalisasi. Nah coba tebak, orang-orang ini tidak naturalisasi, mereka setengah-Filipina dan bersedia berkorban untuk bangsa ibu mereka '.
Let me reserve my Vietnam comment maybe tomorrow. :)
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 by Jerick · 1
Monday, December 6, 2010
To anybody who knows a thing about the most popular sport in the world (Football) and the biggest basketball-crazy nation this side of the globe (the Philippines) knows that the country is nowhere near being football-crazy. Hence, the Philippine Football team has been always at the butt-end of the football tournaments, even in the regional level.
To all who loves Football, let's all celebrate this victory! Victories like these doesn't happen a lot. Hopefully, this will trigger a new start on Philippine Football, onto new heights!
Monday, December 6, 2010 by Jerick · 2
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010 by Jerick · 1